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Beautiful 17th Century Farmhouse



Updated: 03-Dec-2016
FarmhHouse in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the lovely Pays D'auge Area Of Calvado

Les Aunaies - a beautifully renovated Farmhouse situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Pays d'Auge. Splendid isolation with breathtaking views towards Caen and the Normandy coast, yet only 3 miles from St Pierre sur Dives. Walk up into the woods and paths around Les Aunaies that offer mile after mile of walking, cycling and horse riding. The D-Day landing beaches, Bayeux with its famous tapestry, Falaise, the bithplace of William the Conqueror, Caen with his 2 fabulous Abbeys, Deauville, Trouville, Honfleur and Lisieux are all within easy reach of Les Aunaies. There are many Chateaux and Museums and world famous Stud Farms to visit, why not follow the 40km Cider route with visits to farms and cellars along the way or the similar Cheese route taking in some of the beautiful towns and villages along the way such as Camembert and Livarot.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a quick note to thank you for letting us stay in the most magical (and photogenic!) place we have ever visited.

Your home is a treasure and we appreciated so much the way it has been restored and loved.

Despite the pictures we had seen, we were still stunned by the beautiful property and the surroundings.

We could never have imagined something as complete and totally unique as this place. You are indeed very lucky to be the owners of something this special.

We had a wonderful week. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful property with us. My Dad has stayed in many properties in France and he said that Les Aunaies was by far the best he had stayed at.
Mar 2005
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1 holidaymaker review


Picturesque cottage in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

This is a characterful historic house with exposed beams and with dramatic views across the valley. The children really enjoyed the large garden and games room. The owners, Ann & Rodger, were very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely week and there was lots to see nearby. Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Deauville or Caen at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Caen at 45 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Caen at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lisieux at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 6 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Houlgate or Cabourg at 40 Kilometres Car: necessary


Glorious golden sandy beaches are approximately 40 minutes away at Houlgate and Caubourg. Deuville is approx 1 hour and Honfleur just over 1 hour.


Driving distances: Caen Port 50 minutes. Le Havre 1 hour, Dieppe, 2 hours, Boulogne 3 hours, Calais 3.5 hours.

Paris Airports approximately 3 hours drive.


3 miles from St Pierre sur Dives.

Further Details:

Nearest town with supermarket, range of shops, restaurants, bars and banks is just 3 miles away. Great outdoor swimming pool too!

Don't forget to pack your binoculars. 26 different species of birds have been spotted at Les Aunaies, may of them birds of prey that circle overhead. We even have our own resident Barn Owls!

Canoeing / Kayaking on the river Dives is good fun, you can hire canoes, a van will take you to Vendeuvre, put the canoes in the river and then you can row with the flow back to St Pierre sur Dives. Allow around 2 hours.

Children and adults alike can enjoy Deval Park, 8 minutes away with it's 'Cresta Run', crazy golf, horse riding and various fun rides.

Go-Karting, just outside St Pierre sur Dives, is another popular sport.

A fishing licence is cheap and easy to obtain for fishing on the riverbanks.

Falaise Castle, birthplace of William the Conqueror is just a 25 minute drive.

Beautiful Chateaux of Vendeuvre and St. Germain de Livet are a 10 minute drive away.

Horse racing at Deauville, beautiful Honfleur, the Bayeux Tapestry and the D-Day landing beaches are all easily accessible from Les Aunaies.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Please contact Ann Watts by e-mail for booking information. Owner sometimes lives (very discreetly) on-site.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday changeover in high season. Mid - low season mid week and weekend bookings accepted.

Notes on prices:
Off Peak prices for up to 4 people £395 and for up to six people £495.

Prices quoted above are for up to 8 people.

Christmas and New Year prices include wood for the woodburning stoves. The house will be decorated with a 3 metre (approx.) Christmas tree and tasteful decorations.

Bed linen/Towels hire available from our caretaker @ €12 per person payable in euros on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 03-Dec-2016
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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom En-suite shower room Ground floor shower room.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4/5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Double bedroom plus 2 single beds (or King if zipped) Twin bedded room with access into King bedded room with en-suite shower room. Bed settee next to shower room.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: So sorry, we do not accept dogs Outside: Completely private 1 acre garden for sole use. Selection of garden furniture, barbeques, outdoor games such as boules. Games room in barn. Utility Room: Utility room with washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen / towel packs @ 12€ per person can be supplied by our caretaker. Other: Games room in barn. Table Tennis, Billiards, Fußball, Darts.

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